Three Ways 'Annabelle: Creation' Nails Evil (in Our Own Lives)

By Paul Asay on August 16,2017

There’s no doubt that the doll in Annabelle: Creation is a truly terrible toy. She’s not some misunderstood waif, playing out her own bad decisions. She’s not a tortured antihero taking moral shortcuts to a worthy end. The doll is…

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We Can't Just All Get Along: Detroit as Seen by Four Characters

By Paul Asay on August 8,2017

We need rules. If we loved each other perfectly, we’d have no use for laws and courts and prisons. But our better angels are tethered to unseemly demons of greed and lust, rage and fear. And so from the time…

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In War for the Planet of the Apes, God’s Chosen People Aren’t People at All

By Paul Asay on July 17,2017

Jesus told us to give unto Caesar what is Caesar’s, give to God what is God’s. In War for the Planet of the Apes, we get a story concerned with both: Caesar, the intelligent, charismatic chimpanzee leader of a troop…

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10 MUST-HAVES Your Marriage Can't Live Without

By Ashley Willis on August 17,2017

Many of us go CRAZY to get that important item that we just can’t live without.  The television tells us.  Social media shows us.  It’s up close and in our faces.  These kind of must-haves are just things that will…

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Three Ways 'Annabelle: Creation' Nails Evil (in Our Own Lives)

By Paul Asay on August 16,2017

There’s no doubt that the doll in Annabelle: Creation is a truly terrible toy. She’s not some misunderstood waif, playing out her own bad decisions. She’s not a tortured antihero taking moral shortcuts to a worthy end. The doll is…

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Nine Reasons Why Modern Marriage isn't Working

By Dave Willis on August 15,2017

As the founders of the Facebook Marriage Page and StrongerMarriages.com, my wife Ashley and I have had interactions with thousands of married couples (both online and in person), and I’m ready to make a potentially scandalous claim…MODERN MARRIAGE ISN’T WORKING. Just clarify, it’s not that…

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Why the "I'm Every Woman" Mindset is Hurting Marriages, Motherhood, and Me

By Ashley Willis on August 14,2017

GUEST POST By Katie M. Reid The lyrics from Whitney Houston’s popular song, “I’m Every Woman” have inspired many. I love to sing along as Whitney belts out this declaration on behalf of womankind. Women are indeed strong and capable—able to…

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How to Surprise Your Wife In Ways That Will Delight Her

By Shaunti Feldhahn on August 14,2017

Men, have you ever been surprised when you’ve tried to surprise your wife? I heard just such a story recently, and I’ll bet you can feel this guy’s pain. Even though baseball tickets at the new stadium were WAY out of…

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When Your Spouse is Struggling with ANXIETY

By Ashley Willis on August 14,2017

Anxiety and depression are a huge struggle that that millions of people face every day.  We often use the terms “anxious” and “anxiety” to describe our nervousness or apprehension about something.  But, for those who suffer with recurring anxiety attacks,…

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How to MOVE FORWARD After Losing Someone You Love

By Ashley Willis on August 13,2017

GUEST POST by Daniel Brooker This guest post is by our friend, Daniel Brooker.  After losing his young wife to cancer several years ago, Daniel became a single dad with two young children to raise on his own.  My husband, Dave,…

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"There's Something Greater Than All of Us." A Conversation With Annabelle: Creation Writer Gary Dauberman

By Paul Asay on August 10,2017

The wind howls. A door creaks. And then in the darkness—just out of the corner of your eye—you see something move. Was it a bit of paper, picked up by a draft? The family cat? Or was it … something…

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Hope for Those Struggling with Anxiety or Depression

By Dave Willis on August 9,2017

My wife Ashley suffered through a four-year battle of anxiety, worry and depression. It started as a bout of postpartum depression when our first son was born, but then it lingered and morphed into a long season of debilitating struggle. After many…

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